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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT2003: Current Debates in Anthropology

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Katharine Tyler ()



Available via distance learning


This course will delineate some recent trajectories in anthropological theory. Over the course of eleven weeks we are going to explore some of the current directions in which anthropological thought appears to be moving; but this is a joint adventure, because unlike the history of anthropological thought, contemporary debates shift and change as we speak. The course will introduce you to some of the most contemporary approaches to anthropological thought. We will explore how theoretical approaches within and outside of the discipline shape contemporary anthropological thinking. In so doing we will trace how theory becomes embedded within ethnography to examine current social issues and concerns.


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